The KHLim, Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg, is a University College in Diepenbeek, near Hasselt, Belgium. KHLim is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research programs. KHLim offers more than 40 bachelor and master programmes in a diversity of fields, including health care, social work, business & commerce, education, science & technology and media & design. LCUC’s strong commitment to research ensures state-of-the-art training programmes for its 6000 students.
The Centre for Subject Matter Teaching builts up expertise in Science, Mathematics, Arts and Technology Education, especially in the field of (interdisciplinary) Pedagogical Content Knowledge PCK.
It ‘s main publications are on (a) standards of quality for PCK (b) interdisciplinarity as an enrichment for PCK (e.g. music and physics).
Every school year the Centre organizes continuing training for secondary school teachers in mathematics, natural sciences, music, technology and computer science. The Centre organizes also various actions for science communication.
Involvement in PATHWAY
KHLim is involved in all WP's, especially in WP4 (Developing Community of Practioners of Inquiry) and WP5 (Training and Diffusing Inquiry across Europe).
- Renaat Frans
Renaat Frans is lecturer of Physics Education, founded and leads the Centre for Subject Matter Teaching at the KHLim. The Centre performs research on the Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Science, Technology, Mathematics & Art. Renaat Frans also lectures Physics Lab at the University of Antwerp.
- Laura Tamassia
is lecturer and researcher at KHLim in Physics Education. Her research interest is about bringing modern science and modern approaches into schools and into teacher education. Laura Tamassia holds a PhD in Theoretical High Energy Physics.
- Mieke Schuermans
is lecturer and researcher at KHLim in Physics & Mathematics Education. Her research interest is about bringing mathematics and science into schools and into teacher education. Mieke Schuermans holds a PhD in Mathematics.
- Sander Hungenaert
is researcher at KHLim and science teacher in a secondary school. His research interest focuses on how experimental work can sustain conceptual understanding in a science class.
- Hans Bekaert: Hans Bekaert is researcher at the KHLim and teaches also science in a secondary school. He is chief redactor of the News Letter of Velewe, the Organisation of Science Teachers.
- Joris Verhees: is Project Officer in the KHLim Project Bureau. He has financial and management expertise in leading projects both national and international.